Tag: Defined contribution
There is more emphasis than ever before in the DC plan space on identifying the best way to offer a benefit that is not just a to-retirement program, but also a through-retirement program.
Looking ahead, Vanguard researchers estimate that 77% of participants on the firm’s recordkeeping platform will be invested in a single TDF by 2022.
A review of industry commentary dissecting the DOL’s recently published Field Assistance Bulletin on the topic of ESG investments suggests the “sub-regulatory guidance” has left a lot of stakeholders with key questions.
Looking across today’s DC plan marketplace, researchers suggest it is still much more common to see plan designs that are tailored to drive retired or terminated participants out of the plan.
A new analysis from Corporate Insight underscores the continued proliferation of “responsive design” within retirement plan service providers’ web offerings—benefiting plan participants and sponsors.
In a wide-ranging interview with PLANADVISER, DCIIA leaders Lew Minsky and Peg Knox outline their lead policy priorities for the remainder of 2018, including a focused push around “open MEPs.”
The solution is aimed at helping advisers and home offices realize better efficiencies and increase transparency in retirement plan management.
Vanguard analysts have published a new framework to help guide retirees as they set investment goals, define their risk budget, plan for health care expenses, and tackle other challenging tasks.
Despite the tremendous progress of the last decade, there remain some “surprisingly different perspectives” among plan sponsors, recordkeepers, and individual participants when it comes to priorities and best practices, according to a new Cerulli report.
A new analysis out from Empower Retirement finds historical investment performance does not serve as an optimal overall measure of value delivered by a managed account; there is strong evidence to suggest “engaged participants” extract more value from managed accounts.
The annual report from BlackRock offers quite a deep dive into the large 401(k) plan population; highlighting many well-known retirement industry trends, but also a few that are less well-observed.
Businessolver President and CEO Jon Shanahan says a new joint solution being rolled out with Transamerica better acknowledges the “intrinsic relationship between wealth and health” by delivering a “one wallet” approach.
Anne Ackerley, head of BlackRock’s defined contribution business, sat down last week with PLANADVISER to offer a sneak peek at the DCIO provider’s latest DC Pulse Survey; the data shows increased confidence among plan participants, while sponsors have emerging decumulation concerns.
This includes 13% who do not plan to ever retire, according to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies.
According to data from CEM Benchmarking, defined benefit pensions have outperformed defined contribution plans by less than half a percentage point over the last decade—described as a “huge improvement” for DC plan sponsors.